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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro
# Revenue
# Revenue

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro

Jun 25th 2020, 6:51 PM 17,308 Views 8 Comments

Officers at Rosslare Europort seized 13,000 litres of wine earlier this week.

# alcohol - Thursday 18 June, 2020

FSAI issues guidance on gin production following concerns that 'fake gin' is being sold

FSAI issues guidance on gin production following concerns that 'fake gin' is being sold

Jun 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 13,062 Views 4 Comments

There are around 50 different gin brands produced in Ireland, according to the FSAI.

# alcohol - Monday 15 June, 2020

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 17,539 Views 50 Comments

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

# alcohol - Friday 12 June, 2020

500 sting operations carried out in two years at licensed premises to see if they'd sell to under-18s
# TEST PURCHASING
# TEST PURCHASING

500 sting operations carried out in two years at licensed premises to see if they'd sell to under-18s

Jun 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 15,573 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí carried out 295 Test Purchases in 2018, 164 in 2019 and 84 so far this year.

# alcohol - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Public Places
# Public Places

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 91,598 Views 62 Comments

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

# alcohol - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 9:19 AM 30,221 Views 73 Comments

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

# alcohol - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,339 Views 160 Comments

Have your say.

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
# Minimum Unit
# Minimum Unit

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'

May 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 27,835 Views 66 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.

# alcohol - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,712 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# alcohol - Friday 17 January, 2020

Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza
# Magaluf
# Magaluf

Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza

Jan 17th 2020, 7:44 PM 34,692 Views 25 Comments

Fines for offences will range from €6,000 to €600,000.

# alcohol - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,571 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# alcohol - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Anxiety about going back to work might actually be 'alcohol withdrawal symptoms', claims expert
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Anxiety about going back to work might actually be 'alcohol withdrawal symptoms', claims expert

Dec 31st 2019, 1:23 PM 46,601 Views 60 Comments

Dr Wright also said Dry January may be simply an excuse to binge drink for the rest of the year.

# alcohol - Friday 27 December, 2019

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Dec 27th 2019, 6:45 AM 41,536 Views 26 Comments

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

# alcohol - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach
# Time Please
# Time Please

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 138,066 Views 86 Comments

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

# alcohol - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
# Drinking
# Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,440 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

# alcohol - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?

Dec 18th 2019, 9:07 AM 51,553 Views 151 Comments

“We do not want to encourage cross-border purchases of alcohol,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil.

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,947 Views 62 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# alcohol - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'
# Global Drugs Survey 2020
# Global Drugs Survey 2020

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,086 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is a partner of the GDS 2020 – you can participate here.

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
# Drinking
# Drinking

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

Nov 19th 2019, 12:27 PM 10,162 Views 12 Comments

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

# alcohol - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today
# Alcohol Action
# Alcohol Action

New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today

Nov 12th 2019, 7:20 AM 8,633 Views 21 Comments

Ireland has the third highest levels of adolescent binge drinking in the world.

# alcohol - Monday 11 November, 2019

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?

Nov 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,449 Views 48 Comments

From Wednesday, there will be a ban on alcohol advertising within 200 metres of a school.

# alcohol - Monday 4 November, 2019

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time
# Banned
# Banned

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Nov 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,835 Views 23 Comments

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

# alcohol - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50
# Excise Duty
# Excise Duty

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50

Oct 8th 2019, 2:02 PM 32,383 Views 65 Comments

The minister did not announce any change to excise duty on alcohol products.

# alcohol - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child
# Late Late
# Late Late

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Oct 5th 2019, 8:24 AM 68,317 Views 42 Comments

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

# alcohol - Friday 4 October, 2019

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
# Have A Plan
# Have A Plan

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Oct 4th 2019, 9:12 AM 14,207 Views 16 Comments

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

# alcohol - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'
# Veisalgia
# Veisalgia

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'

Sep 24th 2019, 8:45 AM 41,868 Views 43 Comments

The ruling comes days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

# alcohol - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit?

Sep 17th 2019, 8:43 AM 25,323 Views 73 Comments

The drinks industry has called on the Government to reduce excise duties on alcohol.

# alcohol - Monday 9 September, 2019

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'
# The Risks
# The Risks

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'

Sep 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,589 Views 37 Comments

The HSE said there was a lot of misleading information and confusion around alcohol and pregnancy.

# alcohol - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'It rips out a part of your heart': Mother of Donegal man left to die in New York speaks out
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

'It rips out a part of your heart': Mother of Donegal man left to die in New York speaks out

Aug 14th 2019, 10:56 PM 52,134 Views 25 Comments

Two men urinated on Liam McGlinchey, who was suffering from alcohol poisoning, before leaving him to die.

# alcohol - Thursday 1 August, 2019

It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland
# Survey
# Survey

It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland

Aug 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 27,217 Views 54 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcohol - Monday 8 July, 2019

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need a new temperance movement to address alcohol and drug use?

Jul 8th 2019, 8:11 AM 24,231 Views 62 Comments

The temperance movement is a social movement against the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

# alcohol - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Jun 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 65,338 Views 179 Comments

Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.

# alcohol - Friday 21 June, 2019

The cost of food and drink in Ireland far higher than the EU average, new study finds
# Eurostat
# Eurostat

The cost of food and drink in Ireland far higher than the EU average, new study finds

Jun 21st 2019, 11:39 AM 42,496 Views 93 Comments

Ireland was second only to Finland when it came to the cost of alcohol in the EU.

# alcohol - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws
# Minimum Unit Pricing
# Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Jun 19th 2019, 2:50 PM 29,333 Views 42 Comments

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

# alcohol - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?

May 9th 2019, 8:12 AM 31,172 Views 94 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone has called on Ireland to adopt the Icelandic model to combat the dangers of alcohol abuse.

# alcohol - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase
# Drinking
# Drinking

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

May 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,703 Views 38 Comments

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

# alcohol - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink
# Drink Responsibly
# Drink Responsibly

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink

Apr 11th 2019, 9:03 AM 10,123 Views 18 Comments

Wine consumption decreased last year, but still represents around a quarter of all alcohol consumed.

# alcohol - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience
# Chemsex
# Chemsex

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 23,674 Views 14 Comments

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth
# Research
# Research

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,574 Views 19 Comments

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

# alcohol - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

Mar 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 20,445 Views 20 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.